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Notes from Sunday’s Loss to the Giants

With losses by both the Seahawks and 49ers Sunday, the Cardinals can clinch the NFC West with a win this week in Philadelphia on Thanksgiving Night. It would be their first division title since 1975 when they won the NFC East while in St. Louis.

·The Cardinals 37-29 loss to the NY Giants was their first home loss since 11/25/07 vs. San Francisco. The loss snapped the Cardinals seven-game home win streak.

·Tim Hightower’s two rushing TDs in the game give him nine rushing TDs on the season, tying Ronald Moore’s franchise rookie record, set in 1993.

·With his third catch against the Giants, Larry Fitzgerald became the second-fastest receiver in NFL history to record 400 career receptions, doing so in his 71st career game. Only Anquan Boldin (67 games) reached the mark in few games than Boldin. Fitzgerald became the youngest receiver in NFL history (25 years and 119 days) to reach the 400 receptions milestone. New England’s Randy Moss held the previous record (25 years and 305 days).

·With 71 receiving yards against the Giants, Fitzgerald now has 1,010 receiving yards on the season. He became just the third wide receiver in franchise history with three 1,000-yard seasons, joining Anquan Boldin (3) and Roy Green (3).

·The 351 yards passing against the Giants represent the 48th 300-yard passing game of Kurt Warner’s career. He now has 18 300-yard games as a member of the Cardinals, the second-highest total in franchise history (Neil Lomax—19). It was Warner’s fifth consecutive 300-yard game this season, tying Kerry Collins (2001-02) and Joe Montana (1982) for the second longest streak in NFL history.

Most Consecutive 300-Yard Passing Games—NFL History

6 Steve Young, San Francisco 1998
Kurt Warner, St. Louis 2000
Rich Gannon, Oakland 2002

5 Joe Montana, San Francisco 1982
Kerry Collins, NY Giants 2001-02
Kurt Warner, Arizona, 2008 (current)

·Warner now has 3,506 passing yards for the season, the fifth-highest total in franchise history, topping the 3,417 yards he passed for in 2007.

·Warner is now on pace to throw for 5,099 yards on the season which would rank as the highest single-season total in NFL history, topping Dan Marino’s 1984 total of 5,084 passing yards.

·With his five-yard TD pass to Anquan Boldin in the fourth quarter, Warner has thrown for at least one TD pass in 19 consecutive games, tying the franchise record. He matched the mark of Neil Lomax who had 19 consecutive games with a TD pass in 1983-84.

·After throwing for 351 yards against the Giants yesterday, Warner has now thrown for 40,101 yards as a pro quarterback. Warner passed for 10,486 yards in three seasons with the Arena Football League’s Iowa Barnstormers (1995-97) and 2,101 in his one season with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe (1998).

Entering today’s game vs. the Giants, he had amassed 27,163 passing yards in the NFL. He now has 27,514 yards as an NFL quarterback with the Rams, Giants and the Cardinals. He has thrown for 11,013 yards since coming to the Cardinals in 2005.

·J.J. Arrington compiled a total of 232 kickoff return yards on eight attempts against the Giants, good for the second-highest single-game total in franchise history. Josh Scobey (252) holds the franchise record, established on 9/28/03 at St. Louis.

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